Adjective "layering" definition and examples

(Layering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈleɪərɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The action of arranging something in layers.
  1. 'The shape has been gently molded into a flattering curve, with hidden layering used to create and remove weight where needed.'
  2. 'The layering of local government is not unique to Pennsylvania.'
  3. 'Air bubbles seem to float just before your eyes, the planes of perspective are miraculously separated, and the layering is remarkably deceptive.'
  4. 'Architecture, religion, ritual and music - the layering of social customs and adaptations of design was integrated into imperial Moghul courts by the 15th Century.'
  5. 'Through effective arranging and layering, the final piece of public art becomes a beautiful three-dimensional collaboration.'
  6. 'There is no lipstick that can withstand that kind of layering.'
  7. 'There is no layering of instruments or vocals on this record at all; it is all very sparse and close to the bone, and there is nothing to hide behind.'
  8. 'Another risk is the amount of layering, arranging, and producing that went into the songs was beyond our production level and ability.'
  9. 'There is a painstaking layering of paint, and certainly it takes many months for him to complete a work, but the paint is still fresh and loose.'
  10. 'Thin layering in sedimentary rocks, preferred orientation of crystals or the presence of fractures in subsurface rocks cause anisotropic wave propagation in rock layers.'
  11. 'Studies of layering in individual lava flows suggest that rising volatiles may effect mass transfer of complexed ions during differentiation in magma chambers.'
  12. 'The layering in these ultramafic rocks, and their position above mantle tectonites, is attributed to lower crustal igneous processes.'
A method of propagating a plant in which a shoot is fastened down to form roots while still attached to the parent plant.
  1. 'Large or disturbed plants regenerate clonally by layering of drooping shoots.'
  2. 'In the case of white cedar, more than 50% of the seedlings originated from vegetative layering.'

More definitions

1. the wearing of lightweight or unconstructed garments one upon the other, as to create a fashionable ensemble or to provide warmth without undue bulkiness or heaviness.

2. Tailoring. the trimming of multiple layers of fabric at the seam allowance of a garment so as to prevent a ridge on the face of the garment when the seam is sewn.

3. Horticulture.. Also, layerage[ley-er-ij]/ˈleɪ ər ɪdʒ/. a method of propagating plants by causing their shoots to take root while still attache

More examples(as adjective)

"summers can be layering."

"rungs can be layering."

"dresses can be layering."